LWI Region 4
LWI Region 4
As a result of the extensive flooding of 2016, the State of Louisiana worked with local governments to develop a new approach to managing our floodplains. The Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI) was established to manage this program. In 2019, the State was divided into eight watershed regions. Region 4 is made up of the western part of the state and encompasses nine parishes: DeSoto, Sabine, Vernon, Rapides, Beauregard, Allen, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, and Cameron.
We formed a Regional Steering Committee (RSC) composed of a representative from each of the 9 parishes to help guide our watershed-based solutions within Region 4. The RSC will establish a permanent coalition for Region 4 where future hazard mitigation funding will flow through.
The Louisiana Office of Community Development provided funding to each region to build the capacity to manage the program. Each region designated a fiscal agent to manage the funding and capacity-building process.
The Region 4 Parishes designated the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (CPPJ) to serve as the fiscal agent and organizing body. As a fiscal agent, the CPPJ will facilitate the establishment of the Region 4 watershed coalition.
RSC Committee Members
ALLEN PARISH POLICE JURY – Garland Rose, Natural Resources Professional
BEAUREGARD PARISH POLICE JURY – Jacob Marceaux, Local Drainage/ Levee District
CALCASIEU PARISH POLICE JURY – Alberto Galan, Community Representative
CAMERON PARISH POLICE JURY – Myles Hebert, Floodplain Manager
DESOTO PARISH POLICE JURY – Steve Brown, Local Engineer
JEFF DAVIS PARISH POLICE JURY – Jay Guillory, Community Representative
RAPIDES PARISH POLICE JURY – Matt Johns, Regional Planning & Development District
SABINE PARISH POLICE JURY – Michael McCormic, Community Representative
VERNON PARISH POLICE JURY – Carl Thompson, Soil/ Water Conservation or Agricultural Community